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transform roff code into text mode

see also : groff - groffer - roff2dvi - roff2html - roff2pdf - roff2ps - roff2x - gxditview



[groffer_option...] [--] [filespec...]


-h | --help


-v | --version

The options -v and --version print the version information of the program to standard output and exit. The options -h and --help print a usage information of the program to standard output and stop the program instantly.

All other options are assumed to be groffer options. They are internally passed to groffer. They override the behavior of the program. The options are optional, they can be omitted.

The filespec arguments correspond to the filespec arguments of groffer. So they are either the names of existing, readable files or - for standard input, or the name of a man page or a groffer(1) man page search pattern. If no filespec is specified standard input is assumed automatically.

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roff2text transforms roff code into text mode. Print the result to standard output.

There are more of these programs for generating other formats of roff input.

is for dvi mode.


generates html output.


outputs pdf mode.


prints PostScript format to standard output.


prints the output in the groff device X that is suitable for programs like gxditview(1) or xditview(1).


Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This file is part of groffer, which is part of groff, a free software project. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with groff, see the files COPYING and LICENSE in the top directory of the groff source package. Or read the man page gpl(1). You can also write to the Free Software Foundation, 51 Franklin St - Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

see also

groff , groffer , roff2dvi , roff2html , roff2pdf , roff2ps , roff2x , gxditview .


This file was written by Bernd Warken.

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